Review | 2011.04.22

Utah ATVing view
Photo by Jon C.

There was some attrition of motorcycle gear during the Utah expedition. Knowledge was gained though. Side-by-sides are all kinds of fun on dirt. And I still suspect that quads are the first wave of the Machine Insurrection.

Scorpion helmets new crashed

The Exo-400 met a roll bar so it had to be put to pasture with the red one. I upgraded to the Scorpion Exo-700 in Anthracite Matte. It looks and feels about the same as the 400.

Joe Rocket gauntlet gloves Scorpion helmet stickers

I also hit up New Enough, ahem, for Joe Rocket Speedmaster 8.0 gloves. My AGV Sport (not affiliated with AGV) gloves split at a seam during the trip, though they weren't old nor mishandled. It's hard to go back to flimsy mesh gloves after stiff track gauntlets, so I taped up the old ones and bought the Rockets.

Also on the way is a sander and planer for upcoming deck work, Halo Edition Risk, and the Tiella cable lights for the kitchen.

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Deck again

The whole shebang this time. Remove, plane, and sand each board, then restain and screw back down. Hopefully the complete prep job will mean more longevity. If nothing else there will be no pokey nails or loose boards.

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To replace the four crusty old flourescent lights in the garage I bought three tracks that I can direct, but provide plenty of ambiant illumination.

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